Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, has said the agency exceeded its goal to award 5 percent of its federal contracts to women-owned small businesses
Roth said Monday the agency awarded nearly 10 percent, or approximately $350 million, in federal contracts to women-owned small firms in fiscal year 2015.
She also told the Women Construction Owners & Executives-hosted Women Build America conference in Washington that GSA aims to identify new approaches designed to help small companies communicate and forge business partnerships with federal agencies.
Roth, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016, discussed the agency’s views on public-private partnerships and efforts to involve communities in projects.
Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, announced in March that the federal government awarded $17.8 billion billion in contracts to WSOBs during fiscal 2015 to surpass its own 5-percent contracting goal for such businesses.